34 because I so feared the crowd and so dreaded the contempt of the clans that I kept silent and would not go outside-

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 31:34

Commentary on Job 31:33-40

(Read Job 31:33-40)

Job clears himself from the charge of hypocrisy. We are loth to confess our faults, willing to excuse them, and to lay the blame upon others. But he that thus covers his sins, shall not prosper, 1 John 1:8. Let us all judge ourselves; wherein we are guilty, let us seek forgiveness in that blood which cleanseth from all sin; and may the Lord have mercy upon us, and write his laws in our hearts!